As a bearer of the name Zero I must at least mention events in Oaxaca this week, although time constraints prevent me from discussing these in any detail. Fortunately, the Unapologetic Mexican posted on these matters both yesterday and today. So did Written Rebellion and the Woman of Color Blog.
In these last two posts and their discussion threads, we can find the addresses of relevant officials to write, lists of talking points in Spanish and English, and links to additional posts and other sources of news on the situation. Solidarity demonstrations were held today in Providence and New York as well as Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and San Diego.
There is further coverage at Narco News, and we can watch the entire story unfold in La Jornada. The BBC offers some amazing pictures. The riot police with their shields, seemingly covered in metal and standing in a long, straight line, look like beings from el espacio sideral, or conquistadors. Oaxaca also has a beautiful celebration of the Day of the Dead.